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Money Can't Buy Happiness,
but It Sure Makes Misery Easier to Live With .

Opportunity May Knock Once,
but Temptation Bangs on the Front Door Forever.

FREE: Also See: Theatres & Museums Section.
Sex is like air: It's not important, unless you aren't getting any.

Freedom Is Not Free: Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing: of misery. Winston Churchill

Birthday//Other Freebies/Discounts: YOU MUST ASK ! !
Acapulco and El Torito Restaurants offer a free birthday entrée. Baja Fresh
offers a free birthday burrito. Baskin Robbins offers a free birthday ice cream.
BJ's offers a free birthday dessert. Black Angus, Denny's & IHOP a free break-
-fast meal. Red Robin and Fuddrucker's offer a free birthday burger.
You may have to buy something or sign up for a free e-mail newsletter to get
something free.
Stores: Aveda, Benefit Cosmetics, Old Navy and Sephora offer birthday treats
or surprises.
Coupons or other birthday offers: American Eagle, Anthropologie, Benihana, CVS, DSW Shoes, Payless Shoes and Victoria's Secret all give birthday discounts. Ask at your fave places. Source: .

1-2 p. Volunteer instructor Ceil Van Winkle shares her experience; co-owner of Chloe's Closet Art Studio in Spring. No drawing experience needed. Please Call to Register: 281-350-1029. Free for you and me. .
Enter The Demurge:
Now-Oct. 17 Fifth Ward installation space Mystic Lyon, 5017 Lyons, marvelous,
kaleidoscopic, mosaic-like cut paper constructions of artist Patrick Turk. Latest
piece embellished with fiber-optic lights, a superhero sized, atomic and molecular,
liquid gas and solid, plants, animals and all of us.
Houston Grand Opera:
Sat. Nov. 11 Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment
(FACE) 281-440-4850, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring 77379, presents:
Hansel and Gretel. 11 a. Free Children's Series.
Ensemble Theatre:
Sat. Dec. 9 Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment
(FACE) 281-440-4850, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring 77379, presents:
Ensemble Theatre's The Toys Take Over Christmas. 10 a. Free Children's Series.

FUN4SENIORS: Prec. 4 Program for Adults age 50 & Better.

For assistance in registering online: Call Prec. 4 Senior Adult Program at:
281-893-3726. Some are free. Others are not.
Must be 50 or better to participate
in Prec.4 Senior Adult Program. Make checks payable to: Fun4Seniors and mail to: Prec. 4 Senior Adult Program, 1731 Hugh Rd. Houston, Tx. 77067. Call: 281-893-3726 for assistance to register online.
For assistance in registering online: Call Prec. 4 Senior Adult Program at:
281-893-3726. Some events//trips//venues are free . Others are not.
Northside Singles Ministries, A Ministry of Cypress Creek Christian Church.
Designed for single adults age 40 or more. Info and Calendar of Events: .

Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment (FACE)
281-440-4850, 6823 Cypresswood Dr. Spring 77379, presents:
Free : Children's Series.
Free Children's Series. No tix sold. First come, first seated.
Voting Question:
The question now that really vexes, Is where we're gonna place our X'es.
Voting should not upset ya, be glad we're living where they let ya.
Dear Abby. Houston Chronicle.
Market Square Park, 713-223-2003, 301 Milam
GreenStreet, 1201 Fannin, downtown entertainment center is transformed into a
playground for adults with Free games: horseshoes, bocce, giant Jenga and chess.
Live music and drink specials at nearby restaurants. 5-8 p. Thursdays.
Genealogy Database Demo : Learn to use HeritageQuest & . Register now: classes are VP (Very Popular !) Genealogy Demo is offered monthly on 4th Tues. each month. 11 a. Registration opens 30 days before each class. Check the Library Events Calendar. Free for you and me.
Barbara Bush Library, 281-376-4610, 6817 Cypresswood Dr. Spring, 77379.
Classic Movies: Fri. 10 a. Job Search Seminars: Thurs. Twice a month. 1-3 p.
Stare Into Space:
Rice U's James Turrell's magical Sky-space is perfect for a sunrise or sunset
visit in the spring. Admission is free, but reservations are required for the sunset
light sequence. Closed on Tues. Details: 713-348-4758.
Cool Jazz @ Tremont House Hotel in Galveston:
The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September and it has become
hugely popular with locals and guests. The series is free and open to the public,
every Friday and Saturday night.
Led by pianist Bryan Lee Guevin and accompanied by bassist Reg Loudermilk,
the project offers guest appearances by drummer Jake Walsdorf and sax player
Dr. Giovanni Piovesana. The group plays classic, acoustic and jazz reminiscent
of the style of Bill Evans and Miles Davis. Blues, hard bop, bossa nova and classic ballads.
The Historic Tremont House Hotel, a Wyndham Grand Hotel is owned by the George Mitchell family. A 119-room boutique-style hotel in the heart of the Strand National Historic Landmark District; and Galveston's Cultural Arts District; features 14,000 sq.ft. of meeting space, a bistro-style café, fitness center and two bars. 409-763-0300.
Port of Houston: Sightseeing by Boat.
Cruise along the Houston Ship Channel through one of the world's busiest ports, passing international cargo ships loading and unloading their goods. Sights: Operations at the port's Turning Basin Terminal where ocean-going freighters turn around. Info: 713-670-2416. . Free for you and me. No backpacks. Photo ID required.
Art Car Museum, 713-861-5526, 140 Heights, devoted to contemporary art
emphasizing art cars. Admission: Free.
Beer Can House , 713-926-6368, 222 Malone, owner John Milkovich covered his lawn with cement and thousands of found objects. Then he covered his house in flattened beer cans and decorated with cut beer-can garlands. Admission: $2 to see grounds, $5 for guided tours of the grounds and museum inside house.
Eclectic Menagerie Park, Houston, off Hwy. 288 & Belfort. Animals, birds,
flying machines and more can be found at this park-like property owned by Texas Pipe & Supply. Some of the sculptures have pipe bases. The American eagle @ sunset is stunning. Admission: Free.
Field of Vision , sculpture garden at Bastrop & Elgin. Artist Bert Long sculpted 40 eyes atop 40 pedestals in a Project Row garden. Admission: free.
Glenwood Cemetery, 713-864-7886, 2525 Washington, final resting place for
Billionaire Howard Hughes. Four Texas governors, last president of Texas,
20-odd Houston mayors. Lovely, historic grounds. Free admission.
Orange Show Monument , 713-926-6368, 2402 Munger, a shrine to all things orange, created by the late Houston postal worker, Jeff McKissack; using common building materials & found objects. A museum, a maze, a house of fun. Admit $5.
Niftee 50ees Classic Cruise-In:
Owners with vehicles from
1979 and older are permitted to participate, but they must register and pay a small entry fee. Free to the public.
Niftee50eesClassicCruisers 281-620-4987.

Smither Park, 713-926-6368, 2402 Munger. Open Daily. Free.
UPDATE : Smither Park.
Using found art, nearly 300 people contributed to whimsical Smither Park. The
park's first and longest feature is a 400-foot 'memory wall' covered in mosaics.
Everything from nail polish bottles to bathroom tiles to clay figurines.
Saturdays in the Park: weather permitting, local artists hand-place re-purposed materials onto Smither Park's mosaics and structures. The public is invited to watch the artists at work, picnic under the Vinson & Elkins Pavilion, play in the Lindley Fish Amphitheater and swing on the swings. Admission is Free.
2441 Munger. 713-926-6368 .
Munger Street Sparkles:
Munger Street looks a little spiffier than it did in the years before the world discovered the Orange Show, Jeff McKissack's monumental art site in southeast Houston. It sparkles more since Huntsville artist Dan Phillips designed Smither Park, a new folk-art environment on a half-acre stretch of virgin land in the 2400 block that also is a major community project.
Phillips has created about a half-dozen large structures, including a party pavilion a grotto amphitheater, a meditation garden and three huge swing sets that are slowly being covered in a glittering sea of bricolage by dozens of volunteers. Several years' work still lies ahead before all the structures-which will include picnic tables, a hopscotch pad and other elements are covered.
The Smither Park memory wall contains dozens of panels that are being covered by volunteers with colorful bricolage, a mix of mosaic tile and many found materials. Stephanie Smither is leading the effort in honor of her late husband, John. Houston Chronicle 5-4-2014 byline: Molly Glentzer

FREE Concerts: Discovery Green Park, 713-400-7336, 1500 McKinney
12 acres of urban space across from the G.R. Brown Convention Center.
Market Square Park, 301 Milam: Houston's Oldest Neighborhood.
Market Square Park is framed by Preston, Congress, Milam and Travis.
No alcohol is allowed in the park. Parking is free on the street after 6 p.
Picnics, lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged.

We can't all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they
go by. Will Rogers
When Everything is Coming Your Way, You're In The Wrong Lane !

The Right Type: A patent was issued to Christopher Latham Sholes for an
invention he called a 'typewriter' on June 23, 1868.
Heights: First Sat. Arts Market, First Saturday each month: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE admission, FREE parking. See & Shop the Heights. 713-305-2758. Events include the following: Music & activities on sidewalk in good weather, near 19th St. & Yale: corner of Lawrence St. Live Artists, Live Music. Food & Fun. Wind Water Art Gallery, 548 W. 19th. 713-802-1213.
Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts and Community Enrichment (FACE)
281-440-4850, 6823 Cypresswood Dr. Spring, 77379.
Check the Library Nearest You for Events and Free Info.
Free Events at the Barbara Bush Library, 281-376-4610, 6817 Cypresswood
Dr. Spring, Texas 77379. Included are the following:
Adult/Senior Games
: Every Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-noon. Bring your card
deck, dominos, etc. to share with the gamers. Bring a friend. Light refresh-
-ments provided. Please call Annette in Adult Services at number above
with questions, comments, suggestions.
Computer Classes with instructor Dave Smith are available at the Library.
Each class is a two-hour session, limited to 12 students. Pre-registration is
required for all computer classes.
Si Habla Espanol ? Thursdays: Hola ! Practice your Spanish: 2-4 p.m. Como
si yama ? Practice your Spanish on Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. in the WCR conference room @ The Barbara Bush Library, 281-376-4610, 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring 77379. Tutor: Oscar. Free and open to everyone.
Some knowledge of Spanish is helpful. No need to register. Just come by.
Fridays: Knitting/Crocheting/Conversation Group. All ages welcome. Bring
your own projects or use our yarn to make lap blankets for vets and chemo
caps for MD Anderson patients. Please arrive early if you need assistance in
learning to knit or crochet. FREE for you and me. 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Free Movies: Senior Classics.
First & Third Fri.
Barbara Bush Library, 281-376-4610, 6817 Cypresswood Dr. Spring, 77379. Come with a friend or meet new friends. 10 a.m. Free.
(Due to licensing restrictions we are not able to promote the title of the free
movies. Dates will vary with room availability. Call for movie dates & titles.
Yoga Class: Thursdays.
, noon-1 p.m. Free Yoga for Stress Relief class, for both men & women, with certified yoga instructor Linda Popinski.
Barbara Bush Library, 281-376-4610, 6817 Cypresswood Dr. Spring, 77379.
Museum of Fine Arts, 713-639-7300, Beck Bldg, 5601 Main, Free on Thursdays.
Museum of Fine Arts @ Bayou Bend Gardens &Museum, 713-639-7750, 6003 Memorial Dr., Houston . Family Day FREE on Third Sunday each month between September and May. MFA @ Bayou Bend, Ima Hogg's 14-acre estate home and gardens.
Senior Resources: The Federal Trade Commission's new guide compiles
resources on health topics important to seniors. Generic drugs, hearing aids,
hormone therapies and medical ID theft. . 877-382-4357 (Kiplinger Retirement Report, Nov. 2009).
Northwest Amateur Radio Society meets monthly @ Cypress Creek Community Ctr. 6823 Cypresswood Dr. . 176